This is an analysis of the poem Shakin' that begins with:
Wages ! No, not us old party,
While a rattle's in the shaker... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eXeXabab fgfgbbbb dXdgXXXb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111110 10100010 11101110 10100010 10101010 11101011 10101010 10101001 10111110 10100110 111001110 111001110 10100010 11101010 1011110 10111110 10111110 10101110 10111110 10001010 11101010 10111110 11101110 10101010 10111111 11110010 10111111 10111111 11101010 10101010 110101010 11101000
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- Amount of lines: 32
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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